Posted in Fitness, Uncategorized

Fitness Update: Schedule tweaking

Life has too many distractions, but all events are moving forward, if not as fast as planned. Working on a schedule keeps things moving. Though I have decided that I need to get up an hour earlier if I am to have any productive morning time.

When your morning starts slipping, the comic song lyrics from the Wizard of Oz become too much of a truth sometimes:

We get up at twelve and start to work at one
Take an hour for lunch and then at two we’re done
Jolly good fun


Posted in Music

#276: In the Hour of Trial

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me

Lest, by base denial, I depart from Thee;

When Thou seest me  waver, With a look recall,

Nor for fear or favor Suffer me to fall.


With forbidden pleasures Would this vain world charm,

Or its sordid treasures Spread to work me harm;

Bring to my remembrance sad Gethsemane,

Or in darker semblance, Cross-crown’d Calvary.


Should Thy mercy send me Sorrow, toil and woe,

Or should pain attend me On my path below,

Grant that I may never Fail Thy hand to see,

Grant that I may ever Cast my care on Thee.


When, in dust and ashes, To the grave I sink,

While heav’ns glory flashes O’er the shelving brink,

On Thy truth relying Thru that mortal strife,

Lord, receive me, dying, To eternal life.


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Chicken report

Today’s post is another short one, and an update on the food status at Worlds of Fun.

Paisano’s pizza does have pasta bowls in addition to pizza. At least if our sample today was accurate, they are satisfactory but nothing special: a bowl of noodles with alfredo or marinara sauce.

But the chicken report is much better. We had a repeat of the fried chicken at the Chicken Shack, excellent. But we also sampled the wings from the G’Rilla Grill. Bone in, good classic Buffalo sauce (along with BBQ and other options). The food choices at WOF are improving and getting better. Not perfect, but getting better. As time allows will try more of the options.

Posted in Family, Uncategorized

A Blast of the Past #141: Outcast Hero – Marlon

And now we arrive to one of the most memorable of the birthday cakes I have made over the years. The cake of the Marlon from the still-in-production movie Outcast Hero by Gemma Bright.

The kids posted pictures to Deviant Art that even got feedback (positive) from the artist herself:

OH - Cake by caat

OH - Cake

And for those interested in the movie production:

Posted in Events

A Look Ahead: Songflower – Students and Teachers

Image may contain: 2 people, textSongflower Chorale Spring Concert

Songflower Chorale, a local choral ensemble standing on the long and illustrious tradition of the Kansas City Fine Arts Chorale, presents “Students and Teachers” 3 p.m. Sunday April 29th at Historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holes, Kansas City, MO

The concert’s repertoire consists of unique works focused on the passing of musical language and tradition from each generation to the next. Included are works of Padre G. B. Martini, a Viennese composer and priest under whom young Mozart studied counterpoint, Gottfried August Homilius, a Swedish organist and composer who studied under J. S. Bach, and several modern composers including renowned teachers such as Paul Chihara and Cecil Effinger. They will also present brand new works by Leslee Wood, Nick Shaheed, and Shelby Scott, all studying composition at the University of Kansas, along with works by composer and director Geoffrey Wilcken. The Chorale will also be assisted by the John Schafer at the organ.

Admittance is free and open to the public; donations at the door are most welcome. The Songflower Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and relies entirely on donations to fund its outreach to the Kansas City metropolitan area. For more information or to make a secure donation online, visit

Clay and Jackson County Zoo Days

Saved Pictures

Residents of the Clay and Jackson counties still have a few more weekdays to take advantage of their free visits to the zoo in April that is their right for paying the special zoo tax. Anyone in the two counties can take the ticket they got in the mail and get in for free for the remaining weekdays of this Month.

Worlds of Fun

Last weekend was opening weekend, but the season has just begun for Worlds of Fun. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

Enjoy the return of your favorite rides, live shows, PEANUTS characters, and be one of the first to ride on the all new Nordic Chaser! Whatever your thrill level, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family.

This is also the perfect day to activate your child’s 2018 Pre-K Pass, offering FREE admission for children ages 3-5 for the entire 2018 season. Simply register online, activate at the park and come play!

Get access to all four seasons of fun in 2018 with a Gold Season Pass. Score unlimited visits to ride all spring on Nordic Chaser, splash all summer at Oceans of Fun, scream in the fall at The Great Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Haunt and have a holly jolly good time at Kansas City’s most immersive holiday event, WinterFest, in winter.


Please note: If anyone has events they think should be featured on this events list, please send me the information for my consideration and inclusion.

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#275: I Belong to the King

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


I belong to the King — I’m a child of His love,

I shall dwell in His palace so fair

For He tells of its bliss in yon heaven above,

And His children its splendors shall share.


I belong to the King — I’m a child of His love,

And He never forsaketh His own;

He will call me some day to His palace above —

I shall dwell by His glorified throne.


I belong to the King — and He loves me I know,

For His mercy and kindness so free,

Are unceasingly mine where-so-ever I go,

And my refuge unfailing is He.



I belong to the King — and His promise is sure,

That we all shall be gathered at last

In His kingdom above, by life,s waters so pure,

When this life with its trials is past.